Scottsdale's own daily news source
Local News

Voter deadlines are near for Scottsdale’s general election

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, but several important voter deadlines — including the last day to register to vote — are right around the corner. Unlike Scottsdale’s November …
Topics covered in Central Arizona College's three-credit AJS101 course include organization and jurisdiction of law enforcement, the courts and corrections. Also covered are career opportunities and qualifying requirements, justice-related terminology and an introduction to law.

Scottsdale man convicted of tax evasion

On Sept. 23, Ryan C. Patterson, 34, of Scottsdale, was found guilty by a federal jury on three counts of tax evasion. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 5, before United States District Judge John …
On Sept. 22, Scottsdale's mayor and city council members hosted a panel discussion on the state of water in Arizona and what residents and water officials should look for in planning for the future.

A ‘new normal’: Scottsdale mayor, water experts talk future of supply at large

Scottsdale, like other recipients of water from the Colorado River, continues to analyze its water resources for the future as water becomes scarce with increasing awareness of shortages.

Read the latest Daily Independent print edition here.


View this issue

Browse other issues

E-edition

Read the latest print edition here.


View this issue

Browse other issues

SCOTTSDALE COMMERCE & NEWS
More Local News
Neighborhoods

With SB1168 in effect Scottsdale, Paradise Valley begin tightening short-term rental rules

This holiday season, get your short-term rental owner the perfect gift — a license to operate within the city of Scottsdale. Scottsdale’s Assistant Manager Brent Stockwell joked about …
Art

New art, returning events & busy fall season for Scottsdale Public Art

The coming months will be busy for Scottsdale Public Art as the local entity prepares for three new art installations along with the return of beloved community events. On Sept. 20, Scottsdale …
First Responders

Mass casualty training event to take place in Scottsdale Saturday

The Scottsdale Police Department is hosting a reality-based training for a mass casualty event on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Cocopah Middle School. This training is in collaboration with the Scottsdale …
SPUR CROSS

MCSO: Search discovers body of hiker in Cave Creek area

A volunteer searcher found the body of a 60-year-old hiker Wednesday morning, authorities said. Kathleen Patterson’s body was discovered about 8 a.m. off trail in the Spur Cross conservation …
Ask the Candidate

Q&A: Scottsdale Unified’s board candidates address health concerns within district schools

Scottsdale Unified School District’s governing board candidates provided their perspectives on how the district should handle infectious diseases as SUSD continues to manage COVID-19 in its schools.
Hospitality

Four Seasons in Scottsdale to hit sales block

The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale is likely to hit the sales block as part of a potential $1.3 billion deal. The resort's Chinese owner, Daija Insurance Group Co. is believed to be putting the …
Homelessness

Scottsdale updates city law pertaining to homeless

Changes are coming to Scottsdale’s “camping in public places” ordinance — which applies to unhoused people living on the streets. Scottsdale will now contract with a local …
FIRST RESPONDERS

Scottsdale assistant chief earns top job at Glendale Fire Department

Glendale has a new fire chief.
Your Valley Daily News Brief

Register for our free newsletter

DON'T MISS A BEAT: Simply submit your e-mail address below, click on the opt-in email link and watch your inbox for news from the Daily Independent at YourValley.net. Thank you for reading!

SCOTTSDALE OPINION

Kush: Scottsdale’s housing crisis needs to be addressed

One cannot pick up a newspaper without seeing an article covering the severe housing shortage that currently plagues the nation. Scottsdale is not immune to this problem with housing and growth …

Milhaven: Supporting Scottsdale's schools benefits city numerous ways

Vote yes and support the Scottsdale Unified School District’s Additional Assistance Override. Your yes vote continues the previous voter-approved funding to support our schools’ …

Caputi: District overrides are essential to success of Scottsdale schools

As a business owner and Scottsdale City Councilwoman, I understand the intrinsic value good schools bring to our community, both in the foundations they provide to our neighborhoods and the educational experience they offer our students.

Anable: Cyber Security Month highlights ‘team effort’ of internet safety

In October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month brings into focus three indisputable truths about the internet. One, it is an incredible resource that offers a universe of opportunities to …

Brown: Yes on DAA is an investment in our Scottsdale neighborhoods

Old guys have a tendency to talk about the past. I could talk about being a PTA president or serving on the SUSD Governing Board or serving on the Scottsdale Human Services Commission or even talking …

Maxwell: Why we need to support SUSD now more than ever

People in Scottsdale who know me know that I am a strong advocate for public schools. Yet I don’t have any kids in the SUSD school system. Why do I care so much about public education when …

Kirtley: SUSD override benefits all Scottsdale residents

Why should a Scottsdale senior voter approve the proposed SUSD additional assistance override? We don’t have children in schools anymore. We don’t all know the difference between the …

Struckman: Vote for the future of Scottsdale Schools’ students, opportunities

My time as a student in the Scottsdale Unified School District is best defined by one word: opportunity. When considering my peers’ varying paths to MIT, the common thread is undoubtedly the …

Henninger: Ps and Qs for a winning ‘Super Season’

When it comes to acrimony, Scottsdale leads the pack. Certain surefire issues — development, parking, apartments, school vouchers, etc. — give some residents a platform to prove the power …

Jackson: Override funds are important, normal part of paying for school needs

As the treasurer of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce, former Scottsdale school board member and parent, I urge you to support the SUSD District Additional Assistance Override. These …
SCOTTSDALE EDUCATION
Veronica Hipolito

Former interim Scottsdale Community College leader seeks top job at South Mountain CC

Veronica Hipolito,  who recently served as interim president at Scottsdale Community College, is among four finalists for president at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix. Hipolito, …
Cherokee Elementary School has been named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2022, after being nominated to apply by the Arizona Department of Education.

Cherokee Elementary earns blue ribbon status for 2022

The U.S. Department of Education named Scottsdale Unified School District’s Cherokee Elementary School a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School on Sept. 16.
In its annual School Supplies Drive, Scottsdale Quarter donated supplies collected to Arizona Helping Hands.

Scottsdale Quarter’s school supplies drive benefits local nonprofit

Scottsdale Quarter partnered with Arizona Helping Hands as the beneficiary of its annual School Supplies Drive.
Photo by Arianna Grainey

Over 50 Northeast Valley students qualify as National Merit semifinalists

Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced Wednesday the names of over 16,000 semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, including 58 students from Scottsdale and Paradise Valley schools.
Evan Hendrix is the reigning 4A All-Conference and 4A West Valley Region Offensive Player of the Year for the 2021 season. She was instrumental in the Saints winning the 4A State Championship last year.

Notre Dame Prep’s Evan Hendrix commits to Texas Christian University

Notre Dame Prep junior Evan Hendrix, 16, has officially committed to play volleyball for Texas Christian University.
Scottsdale Neighbors & Business Reporting
Neighbors
Fundraiser

Kids in Focus presents 4th Noche para los Niños benefit event this fall

Kids in Focus is bringing back one of the most popular benefit events in the Valley, Noche para los Niños (Night for the Children) on Thursday, Nov. 10, starting at 6 p.m. at the Arizona …
Charity

Scottsdale resident receives gift of hearing

On Sept. 22, Scottdale resident Joann Villella visited Beltone West for her recently approved, charitable hearing aid fitting. The national Beltone Foundation approved her application, which was …

Scottsdale Society of Women Writers reaches 17th year

It’s still about the Zoom calls for the monthly speaker meeting of the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers. SSWW will celebrate 17 years at their September meeting next week. To survive the …
NEIGHBORS

Free remote, independent living skills classes starting in October

Monthly classes for individuals with disabilities to learn and practice independent living skills are scheduled from 10 am. to noon on the third Tuesday of each month.
Q&A

Meet your neighbor: Lillian Turner

Meet your neighbor, Lillian Turner, a Scottsdale resident who is a part of the Scottsdale-based Make-A-Wish organization. In the Q & A below, Turner talks about her passion for volunteering for …
Business

Scottsdale-based Larsen Gallery has announced its largest collection to date of Native American works will go up for auction when the gallery’s auction returns on Saturday, Oct. 22. Of the …

Buzz Carr, managing broker of the north Scottsdale branch of Walt Danley Christie’s International Real Estate, is calling all realtors to join a doubles tennis tournament to raise funds for …
After a successful first year as the Arizona Cardinals’ exclusive partner in real estate, 72SOLD has extended its contract with the local NFL team to a multi-year deal that will take them …
Digital Air Strike, a consumer engagement and customer experience technology company, now has a strategic partnership with the AUTOVATE conference. AUTOVATE brings together visionary investors …
Scottsdale Entertainment

Sign up for Scottsdale’s Jingle Hike to Santa

Put on your best holiday outfit, grab the children and head to Pinnacle Peak Park for a morning for festivities and cheer on Saturday, Dec. 10. Participants will receive a special bell at check …

Andaz Scottsdale Resort plans special October events

During the month of October, Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows will host two special events: A Poolside Pop-Up Spa in collaboration with the property’s Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary and …

Aida Cuevas to celebrate nearly 5 decades as the ‘Queen of Mariachi’ in Scottsdale

Aida Cuevas will present “45th Anniversary / Yo Creo Que Es Tiempo” celebrating a long-lasting career as the “Queen of Mariachi,” on Oct. 15 at Scottsdale Center for the …
Scottsdale Philharmonic schedule

Scottsdale Philharmonic to open season with new world-class conductor

The Scottsdale Philharmonic has hired a full-time, world-class conductor, Maestro Dmitry Polyakov from Europe, to open its 11th season on Sunday, Oct. 9. The musical program for Oct. 9 will …
Lois Roma-Deeley, Scottsdale's poet laureate, will read poems from her latest collection at the Shemer Art Center on Thursday, Oct. 13.

Scottsdale's poet laureate to share reading from new collection

Join Shemer Art Center for an Artist Cafe featuring Lois Roma-Deeley, the city of Scottsdale’s poet laureate, who will be reading from her newly published, full-length poetry collection titled “Like Water in the Palm of my Hand.”

Holland Community Center presents 2nd Winter Artisan Market Dec. 2-3

On Dec. 2–3, the Holland Community Center and the Sonoran Arts League will join forces to present the second annual Winter Artisan Market, a unique holiday shopping experience celebrating local …

Cosanti Originals to participate in Canal Convergence

Cosanti Originals — the boutique business where skilled artisans handcraft wind bells and other artful decor items in bronze and clay on-site at two culturally significant places in central Arizona — announced its upcoming participation in the popular Canal Convergence public art event that focuses on Water + Art + Light.

Sponsors for JAAM Classic360 Golf Tournament announced

Nothing But NET, a Valley-based information technology company, will be the presenting sponsor of the 2023 JAAM Classic360 Golf Tournament at TPC Scottsdale on Jan. 20, 2023. The JAAM Foundation …
Photo by Arianna Grainey/Independent Newsmedia

‘World-famous’ Scottsdale Polo Championships descends on WestWorld Nov. 5

Grab your champagne flutes and elegant party attire — the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships is soon returning, transforming WestWorld into a classy, equestrian day with much fanfare. The …

‘Modern Latina’ art exhibit opens Oct. 11 at Scottsdale library

Scottsdale Public Art will showcase artworks that celebrate the resilience and creativity of Arizona Latina artists in “Modern Latina: Cultura, Familia y Arte” from Oct. 11 through Dec. …
Thank You For Supporting Local Journalism